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Now Showing 10/19

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado

For showtimes, call 476-5661Riverwalk TheatreMICHAEL CLAYTONTony Gilroy, best known for writing credits on all three “Bourne” films, has poured the energy pent-up during a decade and a half in Hollywood into this strong and confident directorial debut about desperate men searching for redemption in a cold and ruthless world of high stakes corporate and legal shenanigans. Gilroy starts with his impressively heightened and dramatic dialogue, his ability to get people to talk articulately while they’re at a fever pitch of anxiety and concern. Added to this is an unlooked for gift for creating intensity on screen. As a director, Gilroy has an unmistakable instinct for the emotional jugular and a breakneck storytelling style that pulls you through his story, no stragglers allowed. (2:07) R for language, including some sexual dialogue.ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGECate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles from the film “Elizabeth,” with Blanchett playing Queen Elizabeth I, struggling to maintain her hold on the throne while dealing with her new love for the seafaring Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). With Samantha Morton and Abbie Cornish. Screenplay by William Nicholson and Michael Hirst. Directed by Shekhar Kapur . PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and nudity.THE GAME PLANA superstar pro quarterback’s (Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson) dreams of football glory and living the bachelor high life come to a crashing halt when he discovers he is the father of a 7-year-old girl. With Roselyn Sanchez and Kyra Sedgwick. Directed by Andy Fickman. PG for some mild thematic elements.RENDITION”Tsotsi” director Gavin Hood makes his American debut with a film that examines the practice of rendition as used by the U.S. government, in which terror suspects are secretly transported from country to country for interrogation. With Jake Gyllenhaal , Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard and Meryl Streep. Written by Kelley Sane. R for torture/violence and language.INTO THE WILD”Into the Wild,” Sean Penn’s film on McCandless’ experiences, is a complete change of pace for the writer-director. It’s his warmest, most celebratory and most completely realized film and, though you might not guess it from the material, it is also arguably his most personal. Penn’s film, starring a radiant Emile Hirsch, is based on Jon Krakauer’s nonfiction book about Chris McCandless, an unusual 24-year-old “possessed of a streak of stubborn idealism that did not mesh readily with modern existence.” In April 1992, McCandless’ search for “raw, transcendent experience” led him to walk alone into Alaska’s Denali National Park, determined to have adventures and live dangerously off the land. He did not come out alive. Was he a foolish naif or a great, transcendent spirit? The Chris you saw depended on the one you wanted to see.Capitol TheatreTHE GAME PLAN3:10 TO YUMAWhat’s most impressive about this new version of the 1957 classic starring Russell Crowe as a charismatic outlaw and Christian Bale as the downtrodden rancher who crosses his path is that James Mangold directs it with such energy and passion it’s as if he didn’t know it’s all been done before. Approaching this material with the enthusiasm of a famished man confronting his first square meal in days, Mangold has brought welcome intensity to the project, giving “3:10 to Yuma” a visceral, immediate quality that makes it realistic and mythic all at the same time. (1:57) R for violence and some language.WE OWN THE NIGHTA nightclub owner (Joaquin Phoenix) in 1980s New York is forced to choose a side in the drug war between his cop brother (Mark Wahlberg) and the Russian gangsters who are his best customers. With Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes and Alex Veadov. Written and directed by James Gray. R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity.THE HEARTBREAK KIDThe 1972 Neil Simon-Elaine May comedy gets a Farrelly brothers do-over with Ben Stiller as the man who meets the woman of his dreams — while honeymooning with his bride, who turns out to be the woman of his nightmares. With Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman and Jerry Stiller. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. R for strong sexual content, crude humor and language.THE SEEKERA schoolboy learns he has a mystical role to play in the age-old struggle against the forces of evil in this effects-laden fantasy based on Susan Cooper’s award-winning children’s book series. With Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston and Frances Conroy. Directed by David L. Cunningham. PG for fantasy action and some scary images.30 DAYS OF NIGHTAlaska is the perfect place for vampires. Once the sun sets in the winter, it doesn’t come up again for 30 days. With Josh Hartnett, Melissa George and Danny Huston. R for strong horror violence and language.

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